Enjoy a truly exemplary level of service on flights from Los Angeles to Mumbai with Qatar Airways next time you’re on a business or pleasure trip to India. With a superb selection of in-flight luxury services to choose from, you can sample fine food and relax in comfortable, spacious seating as you fly to the sub-continent’s most exciting and colourful city. Your attentive, highly trained cabin crew provide you with all the comforts of a premium luxury service, and ensure that you touch down feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Mumbai is a sprawling and endlessly interesting city on India’s west coast, with the monumental gateway built by the British Raj still standing as an icon and symbol of imperial influence. From the cave temples on Elephanta Island to the Bollywood film studios, Mumbai is a city of extremes, full of fabulous things to see. Flights to Mumbai with Qatar Airways bring you straight to the heart of this vibrant city – where you could visit the famous Taj Mahal and the Indo-Islamic Haji Ali Dargah shrine.
One of the most important airports in the United States, Los Angeles International Airport (or LAX, as it is usually referred to), sits in southwestern Los Angeles. It is the fifth busiest airport in the world, servicing well over 70million passengers annually.
Customers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways will find that this airport, despite its massive size, is incredibly efficient. Staff go out of their way to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible, topped off with a warm American welcome. LAX is a major hub for international travellers, whether you’re visiting California for business or pleasure.
Transportation and parking
A free shuttle bus connects to the Aviation Station on the Green Line of the metro, providing a fast and efficient route between the centre of Los Angeles and the airport, taking around 40 minutes. LA traffic is notorious, so driving to the airport can take hours, depending on the conditions on H1 and interstates 405 and 105. If you are planning on taking a taxi during peak times, allow yourself plenty of time for your journey.
LA is a city of drivers, so all public amenities are designed around the car. Consequently, car parking at the airport is plentiful, with around 8,000 spaces spread across eight parking lots. However, because of the busy nature of the location, it can still be difficult to get a space, especially during peak periods.
At the airport
Travellers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. Be advised that there are nine terminals spread across a vast area, so ensure you arrive at the correct location. Allow plenty of time before your flight is due to depart, as while check-in is relatively quick, security checks can be lengthy and time consuming.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities are outstanding, but again they tend to be spread across the airport rather than confined to one particular area. Customers flying from T2 will find excellent shopping and retail outlets, offering everything from high-end luxury goods to regular travel accessories. Duty Free shops are located in T2 for international passengers who have cleared security.
Food and drink is plentiful, supplied by fast food and on-the-go snack vendors, in addition to ‘TexMex’ and grills, restaurants and beverage stands. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and conference and business facilities are available in T1, T6 and in nearby hotels.
The sheer size and non-stop energy of Mumbai, India’s largest city, can come as an initial shock to visitors, but as you adjust to the frenetic pace of life in this extraordinary location you begin to appreciate its charms. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the powerhouse of India, and is full of interest for explorers.
There is so much to see and do in Mumbai that you may have to come back again and again to experience everything the city has to offer. Flights to Mumbai with Qatar Airways are a great way to begin your Indian odyssey in one of the world’s most vibrant destinations.
The majority of tourist attractions in Mumbai are focused in South Mumbai. Here you’ll find the magnificent colonial construction of Fort St. George, quite literally a city within a city.
Clustered around the wide boulevards of this section of the city you will also find the iconic Gateway of India, the gloriously over-the-top Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) building, the Municipal Corporation and Police Headquarters and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya (the Prince Of Wales museum).
If you prefer to stroll around museums and galleries then Mumbai won’t disappoint. Head for the National Gallery of Modern Art, or discover India’s up and coming artists at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery at Worli.
Within the same complex as the art gallery is the Nehru Science Centre, which showcases India’s rapid scientific and technological advancements.
If you need a respite from the relentless energy and pace of Mumbai then head to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park or the "Hanging Gardens" on Malabar Hill.
Flights to Mumbai with Qatar Airways land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Mumbai please check the visa and passport requirements.